Here is a look at the life of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz al Saud.
Personal: Birth date: August 01, 1924
Birth place: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Father: King Abdulaziz bin Abdulrahman al Saud
Mother: Fahda bint Al-Asi Al-Shuraim
Marriage: Unknown, but according to Islamic tradition he is allowed no more than four at a time.
Children: Exact number is unknown; sons include: Khalid (eldest son died June 2011 at age 54); Mitab; Abdulaziz; Mishal; Faisal; Badr
Religion: Wahhabism (a conservative Islamic sect)
Military: Commander of the Saudi kingdom's National Guard 1962-2010
Other Facts: Is one of 37 brothers.
Is prime minister and head of state.
Helped create the Allegiance Authority, a committee of princes who vote on the eligibility of future monarchs and crown princes.
Under his leadership, Saudi Arabia joined the World Trade Organization.
Breeds pure Arabian horses.
Speaks with a stutter.
Timeline: 1962-2010 - Commander of the Saudi kingdom's National Guard.
1975-1982 - Is Saudi Arabia's second deputy prime minister.
1976 - During his first visit to the United States, he meets with President Gerald Ford.
June 13, 1982 - King Khalid dies and Fahd Bin Abdulaziz al Saud is named King of Saudi Arabia. He names his half-brother, Prince Abdullah, crown prince and successor.
1982-2005 - Deputy Prime Minister.
October 1987 - During his second visit to the United States, Crown Prince Abdullah meets with President George H.W. Bush.
March 1, 1992 - Is confirmed heir to the throne of Saudi Arabia by King Fahd.
November 1995 - King Fahd has a stroke, and Crown Prince Abdullah assumes his duties.
September 1998 - Meets with President Bill Clinton in the United States.